films seen
3
average score
2.33*
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status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

Meet Cute

2022 / 89m - USA
Romance, Fantasy
3.5*/5.0*
Meet Cute poster

Japan has been doing fantasy/sci-fi-based romance for a while now, it seems Hollywood is catching up. Meet Cute is a more low-profile film that reminded me a little of Sam Esmail's Comet, but with a clearer fantastical touch. I didn't expect much going in, but ended up pleasantly surprised.

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When Sheila walks into a bar, she sees Gary and falls instantly in love with him. They get acquainted and spend the perfect night together. But Sheila is a little quirky and dishes out a weird story about being able to travel through time. Gary is amused but becomes a little worried when he realizes Sheila isn't joking.

The cinematography is colorful and dreamy, there's enough chemistry between Cuoco and Davidson, and the mix of romance, comedy, and drama works pretty well. The fantastical premise is just the icing on the cake. The ending was a tad easy, but it's a charming, sweet little film that shows promise.

Dubious filler

Paddleton

2019 / 89m - USA
Drama
2.0*/5.0*
Paddleton poster

When Ray Romano joined one of the Duplass brothers to headline a film, it could only mean one thing: Romano needed his dramady moment. And that's exactly what you're getting. A simple, by the book dramady that proves Romano doesn't really cut it as a dramatic actor. Not terrible, but terribly generic.

Plain forgettable

Asperger's Are Us

2016 / 82m - USA
Documentary, Comedy, Drama
1.5*/5.0*
Asperger's Are Us poster

Human interest doc about a group of four diagnosed Asperger boys who are going on an extended comedy tour. It adds very little to the autism docs already out there though, the boys really aren't that special (nor funny I'm afraid to say) and there's little here beyond the basic concept of the film. Poor.